Tending the plants you grow: Soil Testing

Good gardeners and farmers know how to tend the plants they grow. They know what and when to plant, and how to respond to issues like pests, diseases, and abnormal weather to have good results. Great gardeners and farmers, on the other hand, know that tending the soil where their plants grow is the first, and most important, step to growing with the greatest results. … Continue reading Tending the plants you grow: Soil Testing

A microcosm of microbes underfoot

This past week, as I harvested the last of my fall green beans and pulled up the vines (and put them in the compost), I saw something that made me think about the great big web of life that we rarely see and hardly think about. There‚Äôs a huge microcosm of life underfoot, namely fungi and bacteria that have evolved over millions of years to … Continue reading A microcosm of microbes underfoot